The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Today’s readings Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family.  We know who they are, but I wonder if we can relate?  I wonder if we can wrap our minds around what this feast calls us to, namely, the holiness of all of our families, whatever those families may look like.  There are all… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Today’s readings One of the great snapshots of Christmas for me has always been the manger scene. These beautiful figurines give us a glimpse as to what God is doing at the Incarnation of Christ – an amazing moment in time!  But I am aware that the idyllic holiness, peace and love the crèche depicts is… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today’s readings I always feel like it’s appropriate that we celebrate the Holy Family today, shortly after Christmas.  This feast helps to underscore that Jesus came to live among us in a very familiar way: by taking flesh and becoming one of us, even being part of a family.  As we praise the Holy Family… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today’s readings One of the great snapshots of Christmas for me has always been the manger scene. These beautiful figurines give us a glimpse as to what God is doing at the Incarnation of Christ – an amazing moment in time! The centerpiece of the manger, of course, is the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today’s readings I always feel like it’s appropriate that we celebrate the Holy Family today, just a few days after Christmas. This feast helps to underscore that Jesus came to live among us in a very ordinary way: by taking flesh and becoming one of us, even to being part of a family. As we… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

It’s certainly appropriate that we celebrate the Holy Family today, just a few days after Christmas.  This feast helps to underscore that Jesus came to live among us in a very ordinary way: by taking flesh and becoming one of us, even to being part of a family.  So we look on the manger scenes… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today’s readings One of the great snapshots of Christmas for me has always been the manger scene.  Ours is a bit banged up and the worse for wear, but it still gives us a glimpse as to what God is doing at the Incarnation of Christ – an amazing moment in time!  The centerpiece of… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

Today’s readings Mass for the children: Once upon a time, there was an old shepherd named Elias.  He had been a shepherd for his whole life long, just like his father, and his father’s father.  Being a shepherd was hard and lonely work.  He took care of a large group of sheep and did his… Continue reading The Nativity of the Lord: Vigil Mass

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today’s readings It’s certainly appropriate that we celebrate the Holy Family today, just a few days after Christmas.  This feast helps to underscore that Jesus came to live among us in a very ordinary way: by taking flesh and becoming one of us, even to being part of a family.  So we look on the… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Today’s readings It’s certainly appropriate that we celebrate the Holy Family today, just a few days after Christmas.  This feast helps to underscore that Jesus came to live among us in a very ordinary way: by taking flesh and becoming one of us, even to being part of a family.  So we look on the… Continue reading The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph